Saturday, November 20, 2010

Lucky dog

My Friday began highly productively with:

(a) A gym visit that today has made me sore (b) A haircut (c) Some quality time composing on one of the upright pianos in the music school (d) A planning session (with the dean, as usual) for the next Leadership Development Program class, for which I am an advisor/TA (e) Lunch and a bit of Yale-gear shopping with my friend Jennet.

In the latter half of the day, my friend Jason, my Alpha Gay equivalent in the Class of 2012, and I drove out to Foxwoods to have a nice dinner and see Kathy Griffin, in celebration of Jason's birthday. I had seen Ms. Griffin perform previously in Texas. She is very funny and I laughed heartily, particularly during her bit about the hysteria that overcomes Oprah's audience regardless of what Oprah says.

Unfortunately, some parts of her act were lost on me, since I don't have cable and am not as up on pop culture as I once was. I've never seen any "Real Housewives" shows, for example, so I didn't really get what she was talking about. But even in those cases I still laughed.

After the show, we gambled a bit, and Jason somehow managed to win more than $300 on a Village People slot machine. I, conversely, made solely donations, with no winnings this time. I'm not much of a gambler, but I've been to several casinos, and Las Vegas, and on cruises with casinos. Generally I think it's a ton of fun, but since I usually don't have two dimes to rub together, I get a little anxious about dropping $20 bills into machines. But when I have my high-paying post-MBA job, I bet the bright lights will bring me more hope than dread. Won't be long now!

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